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November 5, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Seahawks claim DE Demarcus Dobbs, place Greg Scruggs on IR UPDATED

The Seahawks have claimed defensive end Demarcus Dobbs off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers, creating room on the roster by putting defensive end Greg Scuggs on Injured Reserve.

That will end the season for Scruggs, who suffered a knee injury on Sunday. Coach Pete Carroll had said Monday only that the knee was sore and was not a re-injury of the injury that Scruggs suffered in 2013, when he tore his ACL. But obviously it’s enough of something to put him on IR.

Dobbs was waived by the 49ers on Tuesday (here’s ESPN’s report on that move).

This story from the Sacramento Bee said of Dobbs:

Dobbs went undrafted out of Georgia in 2011. He had been Justin Smith’s primary backup at right defensive end and he also had been part of the team’s coverage and return units on special teams. He had played well behind Smith this year, but the team simply has more invested in Quinton Dial and Tank Carradine.

Dobbs signed a one-year restricted free-agent tender of $1.4 million in the offseason.

Dobbs has also played tight end. But given that he’s taking the place of Scruggs on the roster and that he’s listed as a defensive end, looks like he’ll play defense for Seattle.
Scruggs had played quite a bit the last two weeks, making two tackles, in his most extensive action after missing all of last season while rehabbing the ACL. He played in three games total for Seattle this season.
As noted here, Dobbs is now the fourth former 49er on the Seattle roster — the others being WR Ricardo Lockette, QB B.J.  Daniels and recently acquired FB Will Tukuafu.
The Seahawks have also signed defensive end Ryan Robinson to the practice squad. Robinson played in 11 games for the Raiders last season.

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